Post-Holiday Detox with Almased

Written by Jamie, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

During the holiday season, it is easy to find yourself indulging in high-calorie, carb-rich foods like pies, gingerbread, and eggnog. While our taste buds are satisfied in the short-term, continual overeating of dense foods can not only be detrimental to our health but also slow down the metabolism, making us feel sluggish.

To help you start this year off free from holiday gluttony guilt, restore your body’s energy level by following Almased’s 14-Day Figure Plan. Almased can help you reset your metabolism, maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and help with the bloat that affects your weight and the way you feel. Here’s how:

1. Reset the metabolism

Reducing calories, fat, and carbs to the level that is needed by your body allow your body’s metabolism to run more efficiently. At the same time, taking in a good level of protein will help maintain and build muscle that is biologically active, so that your body can burn calories even at rest.

Almased helps reset your metabolism by reducing calories, fat, and carbs from your diet while providing a healthy amount of protein. For the first three days of the 14-Day Figure Plan, drink Almased (8 Tbsp with 10 – 12 oz of water, skim or almond milk) three times daily. Then continue the program as described in the brochure.

2. Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Since most holiday activities center around food, constant snacking throughout the day can have an impact on blood sugar levels. Imagine your blood sugar level as a car, driving up and down a mountain.

The constant up and down can impair your engine, causing it to be slow and cumbersome. But when your car drives on a steady straight road, you can accelerate a lot easier and smoother - your car drives more efficiently, and the same can apply to your blood sugar levels.

When your blood sugar levels are steady, you can function better, both mentally and physically. Almased has a low glycemic index, which helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

3. Rid the Bloat that Affects How You Feel

Eating large meals with salty and fatty foods can cause water retention and the uncomfortable gassy feeling. To help you drop water weight, stay hydrated, drinking eight 8-oz cups of water daily, and eating a variety of potassium-rich vegetables like kale and spinach. You will be amazed by how much weight you can drop in just water form. Also, vegetables have both, soluble and insoluble fibers that help with regularity, reducing bloat and toxins in the body.

During the 14-Day Figure Plan, Almased recommends drinking plenty of homemade vegetable broth to help hydrate your body and provide minerals and antioxidants to reduce water weight. Moreover, Almased recommends adding 2 Tbsp of ground flaxseeds, psyllium husk or chia seeds to each Almased shake to ensure you are getting daily fiber in your diet.

It is also recommended during the reduction phase to have one solid meal with plenty of green leafy vegetables. During the Almased program, you will notice a drop in water and fat, reduced bloatedness, and feel much lighter.

Using Almased to reset your metabolism and restore your body’s natural energy level will help you kick-start any health or weight loss resolution for this new year.

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